Barefoot Runners Society
Amis Sans Shoes Events
By Paul Beales
Have you heard the recent buzz that’s going on in the barefoot running world about the barefoot 10K global charity event that is taking place all around the world this year?
Amis Sans Shoes (Friends Without Shoes for the non-Franglais) is a community page on Facebook that is asking barefoot runners, walkers, and hikers from all around the world to meet up, run together and share their experiences with the rest of the world, all in support of international aid charity CARE International.
CARE International reached more than 82 million people last year, working in 87 countries, implementing long-term programmes to fight poverty, responding to humanitarian emergencies, and advocating for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest people.
CARE has been doing...
GOSHEN: Seed. Sustenance. Survival.
GOSHEN is a documentary feature sharing the remarkable story of the indigenous Tarahumara tribe who are renowned for their incredible long distance running endurance. Living in the remote depths of the Copper Canyons, Mexico, the Tarahumara have managed to prevent the top 3 modern diseases - type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. GOSHEN unveils the mystery of how to establish healthy, sustainable communities that can survive, even thrive, despite the global increases in famine and diseases. The film follows an unbelievable journey into the lives of the Tarahumara, striving to conserve their sacred seed ancestry and preserve their traditional culture. Entertaining and engaging, GOSHEN will inspire you to be part of an ancient yet innovative movement dedicated to safeguarding our world’s health and future.
INDIEGOGO CROWD FUNDING...
Muscles help give you a spring in your step
Anna Salleh, ABC
This is the first study to show that muscles in the feet help support the arch of the foot (Source: ValuaVitaly/iStockphoto)
New evidence about the active role muscles play in the foot could have implications for the design of running shoes and the debate on barefoot running, say researchers.
It could also provide insights into rehabilitation, prosthetics, robotics and our understanding of the evolution of bipedalism in humans, says Dr Glen Lichtwark, an exercise scientist at the University of Queensland.
He and colleagues publish their findings today in the...
Northern Ireland Update
Hey hey, so figured I'd better check in here as I haven't been on here in a while. Things have been crazy busy and I've plenty to update you guys on.
We've all mainly been resting up after our last few runs.
Two of us (Simon and myself) ran the Belfast Half marathon in late September. We went out to just enjoy the run and raise some awareness of barefooting. It went great! We spoke with loads of people on the way round. One of those people was a local TV journalist who is also in to his running. He gave us a quick interview as we (and he) ran and he gave us a mention on his local feed.
We also got an interview at...
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